The Music of
Joseph Philbrick Webster
Joseph Philbrick Webster Joseph Philbrook Webster
(1819-1875)

    Joseph Philbrick [Philbrook?] Webster was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on 18 February 1819 and died in Elkhorn, Wisconson, on 18 January 1875 [both dates are preserved on his gravestone], at the age of 55. His parents were Amos and Bethia (DeCosta) Webster. Webster's home is now the home of the Walworth County Historical Society. He is buried at the Hazel Ridge Cemetery in Elkhorn. A bronze plate attached to the large granite boulder marking his grave reads, "Joseph P. Webster. In the Sweet By and By We Shall Meet."

    He studied music with Lowell Mason and George James Webb. His career combined music teacher, choir leader (he had been a recitalist prior to getting bronchitis), professional songwriter, and piano salesman. He taught himself to play the violin and flute. He was married on 18 Jun 1848 to Joanna Huse (Rowell) Webster (Feb 1829 - 30 Dec 1912) [she was the adopted daughter of brother John Goffe Webster and Mary Huse] and they had four children: Joseph Haydn Webster (3 Jun 1852 - <1944), Louis Beethoven Webster (16 Jul 1858 - 16 Mar 1944), Frederick Handel Huse Webster (25 Dec 1864 - 12 May 1948), and Mary Helen Webster (29 Jul 1855 - <1944).

    He composed over 1000 songs. His most popular songs were Lorena (1857) (see The Sweetheart of the Civil War: The True Story of the Song "Lorena" by Earnest K. Emurian, Natick, Mass.: Wilde, 1962), Little Maud (1859), and The Sweet By-and-By (1868).

NOTE: the Source* columns below refer either: (1) The Lester S. Levy Collection by Box/Item number; (2) the Library of Congress' LCCN or CALL numbers in brackets (which can be used to request copies from the Photoduplication Services Division there); (3) if just labeled "LoC" then it is available at the American Memories webpages at the Library of Congress and the numbers represent both part of their filename and the actual copyright number assignment; (4) Duke University; or (5) at the Mills Music Library of the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Title Words Source
1844
There's a Change in the Things I Love Thomas Dunn English, 1819-1902 125/117@Levy
1848
Tread Lightly (Quartette) [24 Feb] Thomas M. Newson 440460@LoC; Mills
1852
The Harp of Affection (Serenade) [9 Sep] Dr. D. B. Mullen 520750@LoC; Mills
Green Old Hills (from Songs and Quartettes of the Alleghanians, No. 3) from The Message Bird 511060@LoC
Oh How I Love My Mountain Home (from Songs and Quartets of the Alleghanians, No. 4) Webster 1879-17553@LoC
The Ivy and Elm [29 Sep] (from Songs and Quartettes of the Alleghanians, No. 5)Martin F. Tupper511070@loC
1853
Appeal of the Reformed Inebriate (Solo and Chorus) [8 Jun] (from Songs and Quartets of the Alleghanians, No. 2 [of 6])Mrs. Ellen Stone530690@LoC; Mills
The Sailor Boy's Song of the Sea (from Songs and Quartets of the Alleghanians, No. 1)Webster1880-11435@LoC
1854
Nelly GordonSydner DyerOld-VIII,10@UNC-CH
1855
Annie Lee (Ballad) [10 Sep]Sidney Dyer580890@LoC
The Old Canoe (Song and Chorus) anonymous am4134@Mills
Softly, Lightly, Sweetly SingT. M. Newton023/060
Spare the Old HomesteadSydney Dyer1883-01941@LoC
The Orphan's Lament; or, I'm Standing by Your Grave MotherSarah Tittle Bolton, 1814-18931883-01942@LoC
They Buried Her Under the Old Elm Tree (companion to Oh Scorn Not Thy Brother) Sarah Tittle Barrett Bolton, 1814-1893 @Indiana Library; @Mills
1856
Dear Happy Days FarewellJosesph Philbrick Webster, 1819-1875am1240@Mills
1857
Bell Maie (No. 2 from Prairie Flowers)Henry De Lafayette Webster, 1824-1896am1225@Mills
Broken Ties (No. 2 from 3 Beautiful Ballads)Montgomeryam1228@Mills
Flow on Red Verde????????
Going Up & Coming Down (Ballad)Webster050/031
John Brown????Mills
Lorena (No. 3 from 3 Beautiful Ballads)Henry De Lafayette Webster, 1824-1896088/144; 088/145; 127/147; 101/061; 119/066 & Duke
Oh! That I Were a Man of Wealth (from Prairie Flowers, No. 1 0f 12)Edwin Burgess100009755@LoC/IHAS-CWM; @LoC/HSM
Rest Thee Now Weary One (No. 1 from 3 Beautiful Ballads) Francis A. Fuller am4151@Mills; Chicago: Higgins Bros.
The Spot Where Eddie Sleeps, or Six Lonely Years Have Come and Gone (No. 9 from Prairie Flowers) Henry De Lafayette Webster, 1824-1896 am1274@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Willie's GraveHenry DeLafayette Webster, 1824-1896????
1858
Angels Told Me So (No. 10 from Prairie Flowers)Sidney Dyeram1219@Mills
Come to Me, Darling, My Sorrows to Lighten (No. 5 [of 12] from Prairie Flowers) Charles Brennan Chicago: Higgins Brothers; @Indiana
Onward (from Songs of the Land of Sunset) Hebron Bell126/080
Hurry Up the Good Time Coming Sydney Dyer am4916@UW-Madison
The Fay of the FallsSydney Dyer127/059; Mills
Two on Earth, and Two in HeavenWebster102/102
1859
Allie LennonSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898am1217@Mills
Be Good to Little May; or, The Mother's Last Wish (No. 5 from Webster's VOCAL GEMS; No. 50 [?])Alice Cary, 1820-1871am1222@Mills
Home Is Sad Without Mother (Duett) Rev. Henry De Lafayette Webster, 1824-1896 am4917@UW-M
Little Maud [1859/1865]Thomas B. Aldrich063/077; @Duke
My Dear Old Home (No. 42 from SONGS from the Land of Sunset) anon. am4121@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
My Mother's Song (Duett) (No. 44 from SONGS from the Land of Sunset) Finley Johnson am4125@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Our Bonnie Blue-Eyed Nell [Song and Chorus] (No. 38 from SONGS from the Land of Sunset) Tamar Anne Kermode am4142@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Over the River (No. 72 from Western Gems: 100 Songs by J. P. Webster, 1862)Miss Nancy A. W. PriestChicago: H. M. Higgins; Mills
Poor Willie's All Alone ([No. 6?] from SONGS from the Land of Sunset) anon. am4148@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
The Crocus (No. 13 from Songs of the Land of Sunset)Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896am1233@Mills
The Vine-Wreathed Cottage (Song with QUINTETT (ad lib.)) "Orlie" am1297@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Willie Lee (Song and Chorus) [arr. with brillian variations by A. P. Wyman (1867)]M. Star[1867]@HSM/LoC; Mills; [1859] Chicago: H. M. Higgins
1860
The Green Lanes of England (No. 61 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Charles Mackay, 1814-1889 am1198@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
I and Jenny Davis (No. 55 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Luella Clark am4028@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets [No. 57] [1860; 1888]Maud Irving[M1621.W]
Little Household Angel (No. 54 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS)[also 1863 Polka version] Augusta Moore am4104@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Little Tot (No. 61 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Mrs. F. D. Cace am4108@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Mother, Watch the Little Feet [Song and Chorus] (No. 58 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Mrs. Mary Ann Kidder, 1820-1905 am4117@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
My Little Wife and I (No. 64 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Alford Sully am4123@Mills; H. M. Higgins
Our Neutral Friend [1860/1866]Luke Collin089/108
Song of Mary (No. 62 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Mrs. Frank Leland am1272@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
The Old Man DreamsGranville M. Ballard138/037
When You and I Were Young [Song and Chorus] (No. 59 from WOODLAND WARBLINGS) Lady Spencer from "The Homestead" am1306@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Zula ZongGranville M. Ballard131/162; LoC
1861
Brave Men Behold Your Fallen Chief (Tribute to Col. Ellsworth)H. C. Ballard087/062; 087/063; a4794@Duke
Don't Be Sorrowful Darling (1862?)Alice Carey063/032; 129/035
Elsie Grey [aka Elsie Gray] ([No. 2] from FLOWERS of AFFECTION) anon. am1245@Mills; New York: J. L. Peters
Jennie's Grave {Duett} (No. 69; No. 6 from 6 NEW SONGS) "Montcomery" am4038@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Little Frock and ShoesWebster106/046
New Star Spangled BannerEdna Dean Proctor008/008; Mills
Oh! Wait 'Till the Good Time Coming Comes (No. 1 from 6 NEW SONGS) [No. 66] B. M. Lawrence am4132@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
There's a Light at the Window for Me (Song and Chorus) Luke Collin am1282@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
Under the Snow (No. 3 from 6 New Songs) [No. 68] Sylvia A. Lawson am4922@UW-Madison
1862
Annie GrayW. W. H. McCurdyam1220@Mills
Civille Bellum or Brother and the Fallen Dragoon [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]anon.200002218@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Fill Up the Ranks Boys (Rallying Song [and Chorus]) [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894200002224@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
Hattie Bell (No. 30 from WESTERN GEMS: 100 SONGS by J. P. Webster) Frank D. Hatfield am4019@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Hattie Bell [arr. by Rudolf de Roode] (from GEMS OF MELODY: 100 Songs by J. P. Webster, No. 30) none @LoC/HSM
Katie West (Song & Chorus) J. C. Burnett am4094Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Oh, Fallen Hero [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]Bayard Taylor200002231@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Old Abe Has Gone and Did It, BoysSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898b2076@Duke; Mills; 200002232@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Our Country's in Danger and Calls for You NowWebsterb2068@Duke; 200002233@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
The American Ensign (Quartette) [c1862; 20 Jan 1863]Joseph H. Nichols200002213@LoC/IHAS-CWM
The Grand Rally (Quartette)J. B. L. Soule200000796@LoC/IHAS-CWM
The Irish Volunteer [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]Sanford Fillmore Bennett200002225@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
The Negro Emancipation Song [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898200002229@LoC/IHAS-CWM
The Soldier to His Mother [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898200002242@LoC/IHAS-CWM
The Volunteers Wife (Ballad) [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]anon.200002246@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Uncle Sam's BoysSanford Filmore Bennett, 1836-1898090/094
We Are the Gay & Happy Suckers, From the State of Illinois (Song & Chorus) [c1862; 21 Jan 1863]anon.200002247@LoC/IHAS-CWM
1863
An Hour at the Old Playground (Ballad) from the New York Mirror am4021@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
God Bless Thy Silver Hair (Ballad) (No. 4 from PRAIRIE ZEPHYR A collection of original SONGS by J. P. WEBSTER) anon. am1197@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Jennie Maud or The Old Farm Cottage (from PRAIRIE ZEPHYR A Collection of original SONGS by J. P. WEBETER) [Song and Chorus] Josephine Furman am4037@Mills; New York: J. L. Peters; Plate No. 3396-3
Let Independence Be Our Boast [from Prairie Zephyr: A Collection of Original Songs by J. P. Webster (No. 3 of 11)] [c1863; 11 Jan 1864]Honorable Wyman Spooner200002227@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
Mother, Can I Go? (Ballad) [c1863; 11 Jan 1864]anon.200002228@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
Our Soldier [c1863; filed 11 Jan 1864]E. B. Dewing20002236@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Paul Vane; or, Lorena's ReplyHenry DeLafayette Webster094/072; 094/073; 131/078; Duke
Red on the Bough Hung the Roses of June (from PRAIRIE ZEPHYR: A collection of original SONGS by J. P. WEBSTER) Emma Alice Browne, 1836-1890 am4150@Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Round Me Hover Dreams of Childhood Josephine Furman am4153@UW-Madison/Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Scott and the Veteran (from Flowers of Affection) [c1862; 21 Jan 63]Bayard Taylor20000240@LoC/IHAS-CWM
She Sleeps Beneath the Elms [Song and Chorus] [30 Dec] (c1864) Josephine Furman am1266@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 354 4
Sing Me to Rest, MotherFrancis A. BakerMills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Sing Softly, Love [30 Dec] (c1864)Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 353-4
Song of the Slave [c1863; 11 Jan 1864]S. H. M. Byers200002243@LoC/IHAS-CWM
The Slave's Appeal [Quartette] [c1863; 11 Jan 1864]Barbara Brande200002241@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
That's So; or, The Union Cause Is Gaining GroundLowell Call088/059
The Patriot Mother's Prayer 'Protect My Boy' (Chant)Webster089/113; Duke
There's a Cottage on the Hill-side of the Noble Prairie State; or, The Dying Volunteer [21 Jan]Minnie Moore200002223@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Touch Us Gently, Time! (from PRAIRIE ZEPHYR: A collection of original SONGS by J. P. WEBSTER) Barry Cornwall [aka Bryan Waller Procter], 1787-1874, (from the poem A Petition to Time) am1287Mills; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
1864
Columbia, My Native Land [11 Jan]Emma A. Browne200002220@LoC/IHAS-CWM
I Stand on Memory's Golden Shore (Song and Chorus) (No. 3 from Six Songs by J. P. Webster) [28 Jan]Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898wsm2459@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 363-4
1865
Brother in the Army [25 Jan] Webster 200002219@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 427 5
How Fondly I Think of Our Last Tender Meeting (Song and Chorus) Mrs. Elizabeth. B. (Dewing) Kaup am4022@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
Jenny Wade, the Herione of Gettysburg [23 Jan] Mrs. Elizabeth B. (Dewing) Kaup 20000226@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 428 6
Lead Me Along or Sister's Last Words(Song and Chorus) (No. 3 from Three Songs by J. P. Webster) Mrs. Elizabeth B. (Dewing) Kaup am4100@Mills; Milwaukee: H. N. Hempsted
My Blue Eyed Boy (Song and Chorus) (No. 2 from Three Songs by J. P. Webster) Granville M. Ballard am4120@Mills; Milwaukee: H. N. Hempsted
My Father's GraveWebster131/046
Our Soldiers Welcome HomeE. B. Dewing200002237@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills
Sit Down by My Side as of Old, Mary Dear (No. 12 from SWEET VOICES: A Collection of Popular Songs by J. P. Webster) Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1833-1898 am1268@Mills; Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.; Plate No. 26794
Sweet Is Thy Memory, Mary Alleen (Song and Quartette) W. Dexter Smith Jr., 1842-1909 am1280@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
The Wounded Boy at Kenesaw [25 Jan]Granville M. Ballard Esq.200002248@LoC/IHAS-CWM; Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 426 4
'Twill Be Summer Time By and ByL. J. Bates088/099
When No One Else Is By (Ballad) W. Dexter Smith Jr., 1842-1909 am1304@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
1866
Be of Good Cheer My DarlingSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898am1224@Mills
Darling, Stay at Home To-NightLuke Collinam1226@Mills
Dear Buried Hopes (Ballad)Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898am1238@Mills
Do Not Wound the Heart That Loves TheeW. Dexter Smith Jr., 1842?-1909am1242@Mills
Dog and GunE. B. Dewing027/033
Evelyn Vere (Song and Chorus) Clarence [J. Prentice?] am4915@UW-M
Have a Kind Word For All (Song and Chorus) (No. 21 from SWEET VOICES: A Collection of Popular Songs by J. P. WEBSTER) W. Dexter Smith Jr., 1842-1909 am4020@Mills
Get Out of Mexico[Mrs.] Elizabeth B. Dewing [Kaup]012/158; 012/159; 088/030 & Duke
Kiss Me Before You Go (Song and Chorus) Minnie Hubbard am4095@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
Mother's Waiting at the Door (Song and Chorus) W. Dexter Smith, 1842-1909 am4118@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
Protect The FreedmanLuke Collin015/104; 089/133
The Great Rebellion (Cantata [on the death of Lincoln]) [8 May 1866] Sanford Filmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am5215@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy
The Roses Are Blooming Where Sweet Nellie Sleeps Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am4152@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy; Plate No. 98
Where the Little Feet Are Waiting; or, The Golden Stair (Transcription by A. P. Wyman) W. Dexter Smith, Jr., 1842?-1909 130/129; 106/235
1867
Don't Speak to Me Coldly, Dear Friend (Ballad) Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1896 am1243@Mills
One Little Heart Has Ceased to Beat (Song and Chorus) Luke Collin am4140@Mills; Chicago: Lyon and Healy; Plate No. 152
The Sounds of the Sea (Song and Chorus) anon. from the N.Y. Mirror, Vol. 17, p. 392, 30 May 1849 am1273@Mills; Chicago: Lyon and Healy, Plate No. 142
Who Will Be My Angel Bride? (No. 30 from SWEET VOICES: A Collection of Popular Songs by J. P. WEBSTER) J. L. Bates am1310@Mills; Chicago: Lyon & Healy; Boston: Oliver Ditson and Co.
1868
A Smoking His Cigar [24 May]Ason O'Fagun006/003; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 829 4
All Rights for All! [30 Jan] [Mrs.] Elizabeth B. Dewing [Kaup], Esq., 18??-1885 am1216@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 767 5
Bessie Jayne [25 Mar] (No. 2 from Songs of the Present Time)Luke Collinam1226@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 788 5
Come to Me, Memories Olden [3 Oct]Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898am1230@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4833
Cousin John [14 Nov]Sanford Fillmore Bennet, 1836-1898Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate Nos. 826 4 & 4857
Cupid and Mammon (Vocal Duet) [21 Feb]C. C. Haskinsam1234@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 814-10
Floraline Shore (Ballad) [19 Dec] [Mrs.] Elizabeth B. Dewing [Kaup] am1249@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4877
Fortune Waltz (Introducing Going Up & Coming Down) (No. 25 from GEMS OF MELODY) (Arranged by Rudolf De Roode) none 100003839@LoC; Chicago: H. M. Higgins
Hurrah For General Grant [20 May]Luke Collin006/066; 006/065: Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 830 4
I've Twined Me a Bower (Quickstep) (Melody by Webster; Arr. by E. Mack) none100003841@LoC/IHAS-CWM
Little Hattie Harvey (Christmas and New Year's Song [and Chorus]) [30 Dec] [Mrs.] Elizabeth B. Dewing [Kaup] am4103@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4893
Lost Lomie Laine (Song and Chorus) [25 Mar] (No. 6 from Songs of the Present Time) Luke Collin am4112@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 789 5
My Lily (Song and Chorus) [14 Nov] Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am4122@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4848
My Margaret [25 Mar]Luke Collin@HSM/LoC; Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 818 3
Northmen, Awake [22 Apr]Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898scsm0196@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 796 6
Oh! Lady Fair (aka, Oh! Lady Fair, I Dream of Thee) [7 Dec] Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am4130@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4871
Old Glory and U. S. Grant (No. 3 of First Series from Songs of the Present Time) [17 Jun]L. J. Batesam4135Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, no plate number
Sister May (Song and Chorus) [14 Nov] Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am1268@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4847
Summer's Sweets Shall Bloom Again [3 Jun] (from Songs of the Present Time) L. J. Bates am1277@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 828 3
The Cottage in the Wood (No. 2 from Songs of the Present Time) [16 Mar]Luke Collinam1232Mills; Chicago: Roor & Cady, Plate No. 798 4
The Past We Can Never Recall Jamie (Response to When You & I Were Young, Maggie) [16 Mar]Luke Collin131/077; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 821 4 & 5673 [8 Sep; for guitar, arr. by W. L. Hayden]
The Spring at the Foot of the Hill [Song and Chorus) (No. 7 from Songs of the Present Time) Luke Collin am1275@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 799 6
The Sweet By-And-BySanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898130/100; 180/091; LoC; The Signet Ring: pp. 90-91
What Might Have Been! (Song and Chorus) [24 Oct] Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am1299@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4840
When I Lie Dreaming (Song) (No. 1 from Songs of the Present Time) [20 Jun] L. J. Bates am1303@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate Nos. 833 3 & 4933
Woman Is Going to Vote (Song and Chorus) (from Songs of the Present Time) [22 Apr] Luke Collin am1312@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 790 5
The Signet Ring - cover
T H E

S I G N E T   R I N G:

A NEW COLLECTION OF

Music and Hymns, Composed for Sabbath Schools, &c.

BY

J. P. WEBSTER.

CHICAGO:

Published by LYON & HEALY, 116 Washington St.

BOSTON: O. Ditson & Co.    PHILADELPHIA: C. W. A. Trumpler
NEW YORK: C. H. Ditson & Co.       CHICAGO: Western News Co.
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[read its PREFACE]
Websterpp. 3-4
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 5
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Websterpp. 8-9
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  • Return (A song or duett with chorus.)
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 44-46
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Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 66-67
  • Feed Us With the Bread of Heaven
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 67-68
  • Nature's Worship
John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892pp. 69-70
  • Jesus' Heart Is Full of Mercy
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 70-71
  • Who Shall Sing the Songs of Heaven
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 72-73
  • Child Amid the Sunshine
Altered from the Little Corporal by Mrs. A. B. Carnepp. 74-75
  • Gentleness
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 76
  • Remember Thy Creator
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 77
  • Jesus Is My Savior
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 78-79
  • Come, Holy Spirit
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 80
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 82-83
  • Blessed Angel Bands Are Watching
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 84-86
  • Christ's Little Lambs
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 86-87
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 88-89
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 90-91
  • None of Us Too Young
from the Child's Worldp. 92
  • Lead the Little Ones to Jesus
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 94-95
  • When the Morning Sky Is Glowing
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 96-97
  • Thank God for the Beautiful
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 97-98
  • Our Father in Heaven Has Made
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 99-100
  • Crystal Water
Johnson Barkerpp. 102-103
  • Give Me Strength
from the Myrtle, of 1857pp. 104-105
  • Evening Prayer
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 105-106
  • Consolation
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 107
  • Trust God
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 108
  • There Is Rest in Jesus
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898pp. 114-115
from the Child's Paperpp. 118-119
  • What Sound of Lofty Praise
Isadore Gilbertpp. 122-123
  • Going to Sleep
from the Well Springpp. 125-126
  • Incence of Prayer
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 131
  • Gone But Not Lost
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 145
Benjamin W. Colderpp. 146-147
  • Seek the Shepherd
from the Sunday School Advocatepp. 150-151
  • Never Tell a Lie
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 156
  • We Shall Wear the Crown
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898p. 157-158
1869
Call Me Darling, Darling Call Me (Song and Chorus) [6 Sep]anonymousam1229@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5680
Come to Me, Dearest [29 Jun]Edwin BruceMills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5617
Darling Ella (Song and Chorus) [20 May]Luke Collinam1235@Mills; Chihcago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5571
Dawning of the Better Day (No. 13 from CHOICE QUARTETS) [14 Apr]L. J. Batesam1237Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5496
Hope on the Unseen Shore [circa Dec. 1869]P. S. Pennell[Cleveland: S. Brainard's Sons] Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5740
In Dreams of My Childhood; or, Memories' Graves [21 Sep]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5682
The Land O' the Leal (Song and Chorus) [22 Jan] Lady Catherine Nairne [aka Lady Carolina Nairne of Perthshire, Scotland, 1766-1845] am4099@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5441
Little Dimpled Hands (Song and Chorus) [1 Jun] Miss Sara Maria Wells am4102@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5565
Nora MacRae (Song) [15 May]Luke CollinMills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5546
Our Own [4 Dec]Luke Collin015/088; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5736
Old Friends (c1868) [8 Jan]Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 4851
Some Sweet Day [28 Aug]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5668
The Sweet Times Were the Old (Song and Chorus) [30 Jul] Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898 am1281@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5635
The Union Pacific Railway (aka The Union Pacific) (Song and Chorus) [24 Jun] [Mrs.] Elizabeth B. Dewing [Kaup] am1295@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5619
There's a Darling Girl I Know [28 Aug]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5660
Under the Beautiful Stars [24 Jun] Luke Collin 1874-03569@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5601
What Then (aka "What Then!") (Song and Chorus) [18 Aug] Mrs. William H. Hammersley am1300@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5652
When I Am Gone (Duett) [28 Jul] E. B. Dewing am1301@UW-Madison/Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5634
1870
Beautiful Angels [9 Apr]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5800
Bonnie Annie Lee; or, I'm Hame Again [15 Aug]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5931
Darling Blue Eyed Mell [3 Mar]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5771
Ervie Morie (12 Aug)WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5928
Good Luck [15 Aug]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5932
How Sweetly She's Sleeping (Duet) [4 Apr]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5791
I Am Waiting (Song and Chorus) Philip S. Moxom am4025@Mills
I Am Weary and Faint in the Battle of Life [23 Sep]P. S. Pennell Esq.02110@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5954
I Don't Sing 'Cause I Can't [23 May]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5860
Johnny Is a Farmer Boy (Song and Chorus) [15 Jun] Luke Collin am4093@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5879
Kiss Me Good Night (Song) [9 Apr] L. J. Bates am4096@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5801
Kitty M'Cree O'Tossell [12 Nov]Edward Capern03735@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6010
Lizzie the Lass of the Brown Wavy Hair [Song and Chorus] [May 14] Luke Collin Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5805
Marie (Song) [15 Aug] J. L. Forest am4114@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5940
Medora [23 Apr]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5804
Oh, Father Take My Hand [aka O Father Take My Hand] (Sacred Song & Chorus) [1 Aug]Miss Nellie A. AndersonChicago: Root & Cady / Cleveland: S. Brainard's Sons, Plate No. 5921
On the Banks of the Pearl [21 Nov]Alden Field03980@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6014
Open the Gates [18 Apr]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5808
Our Turn Is Coming [2 Dec]L. J. Bates04293@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6038
She Shines in Honor Like a Star (Song and Chorus) [25 Feb] L. J. Bates am1265@Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5765
The Days That Are No More (Quartet) [21 May]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5868
The Harp of Katie Bell [7 Feb]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5760
The Master's Gold Year [23 Sep]L. J. Bates02111@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5970
Together [12 Aug]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5923
Tomorrow! (Duet) [16 Sep] Nellie A. Anderson Mills; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 5963
1871
Always of Thee [3 Apr]Luke Collin02929@LoC
Dear Old Friends at Home (No. 5 from Sweet Voices: A Collection of Popular Songs by J. P. Webster)Dexter Smith, 1842?-1909am1241@Mills
I Stand Beside a Lonely Grave [16 Mar]Annie (Anna) M. Curtis02259@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6084
Oh Say to My Spirit, Thy Bride Will I Be [10 Feb]C. Ernst Fahnestock01104@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6064
Only Love Me [22 Jul]Alfred Sully, Esq.06895@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6180
The Dear Sweet Bells of Memory [3 Apr]Margaret Bothwell Stewart02928@LoC
The Olive of Love [17 Jul]J. O. Barrett06740@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6104
Touches of Little Hands [11 Mar]Alice Carey,1820-187102110@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6082
When I Courted Mary Ann [6 Feb]Alfred Sully00975@LoC; Chicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6062
Why Not I [3 Oct]WebsterChicago: Root & Cady, Plate No. 6223
1872
Drifting (The Sweet Day Is Dying)FaustineMills; 06180@LoC
EvelynSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-189804848@LoC
Kitty and Ben [Song] Hope Ardor am4098@Mills; Boston: Oliver Ditson and Co.; Plate No. 27280
Seven OudGus Williams026/104; LoC
The Love of the Good and the TrueSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-189804846@LoC
The Unfinished Prayer (Song [and Chorus]) Thomas H. Ayers, 1840-1888 am1294@Mills; Boston: Oliver Ditson and Co.; Plate No. 27009
1873
Bury Me in the Garden, MotherJ. W. Carhart, D. D.09036@LoC
Drifting Into Harbor; or, I Can See the Shining ShoreRev. J. W. Carhart04575@LoC
I Am Weary Let Me RestEben Eugene Rexford, 1848-191601242@LoC
Jessie Darling Come in DreamsSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-189809044@LoC
Kiss the Little Ones for MeEben Eugene Rexford, 1848-191601244@LoC
Last Good Night????Mills
My Beautiful, for TheeSanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-189809045@LoC
My Heart is Still in MichiganL. J. Bates133/151; 13544@LoC
The Beatitudes (A Cantata for Sunday Schools)Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1836-1898Whitewater Library at the University of Wisconsin; Perkins Library@Duke
The Last Good Night (Song or Duet) anonymous am1320@UW-Madson/Mills
The Star of LoveLuke Collin04568@LoC
Under the VioletsHope Ardor01236@LoC
1874
I'm Looking Down Upon You MotherRev. J. W. Carhart10158@LoC
1875
I'm Dreaming of the Sweet Spring TimeRev. Mrs. Van Nest02623@LoC; Mills
1876
Sweet Were My Dreams of Thee (Arr. by F. J. Webster)L. H. Naghel10613@LoC
The Rosebush (Under a Rosebush)W. W. Caldwell14746@LoC
Will the Angels Take Me Up? (Little Willie's Last Question)Rev. E. H. Sears08983@LoC
1878
Oh God, Hear Their Cry! [melody by Webster]Written & Adapted by Mrs. Clara Richie032B/074; 12714@LoC
1880
The Old Door Step"Orlie"11870@LoC

 

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Music Library of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
from which these transcriptions/arrangements were based

Title Words Music
Bachelor's Hall none melody by Webster
Black Berry Quadrille none Webster
Blackberry Mazurka none Webster
Hosanna none melody by Webster
Blessed Jesus Joseph Philbrick Webster, 1819-1875 O. H. Merwin
God's Little Girl William Shakespeare Hays, 1837-1907 (from Poems and Songs, 1895) melody by Webster
I Plucked from the Crown Webster Webster
Lonely Rebecca Ruter Springer Webster
Mary Mary Mary Webster melody by Webster
My Beautiful none melody by Webster
Quadrille none Webster
Strawberry Waltz none melody by Webster

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